Three Things

I’ve been seeing this “three things” survey floating around the blog world, so I thought I’d give it a go!

Three things I’d never give up
1. My Faith
2. Coffee
3. Learning

Coffee in Bob Evan's Rise and Shine mug

Three favorite vegetables
1. Eggplant
2. Spinach
3. Brussel Sprouts

Three great books I’ve read this year
1. Look at You Now by Liz Pryor
2. Bringing in Finn by Sara Connell
3. The Balance Project by Susie Orman Schnall

Three movies I could watch over and over again
1. Hotel Transylvania
2. Twilight
3. Lilo and Stitch

Three places I want to visit inside the US
1. Kona, Hawaii
2. Seattle, Washington
3. Sanibel Island, Florida

Three most often used beauty products
1. Yes to Carrots Daily Facial Moisturizer
2. Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Mascara
3. Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Eyeshadow

Wedding makeup

Three place I want to visit outside the US
1. Moscow, Russia
2. Sydney, Australia
3. Rio De Janiero, Brazil

Three things I always have with me
1. My water bottle
2. A book
3. My wallet

Three things that are always in my car
1. Dog waste bags
2. Dog leashes
3. Sunglasses

Three most recent calls were from / to
1. My dad
2. Hannah
3. A pet sitting client

Three dream jobs
1. Photographer
2. Author
3. Kennel owner

What are some of your answers to this survey?

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Baking Eggshells and Dipping My Nose in Milk

I have some explaining to do with a title like that 😉

Let’s start with why I’ve been baking eggshells. So, a woman in my neighborhood makes homemade dog food and I decided to buy some for Lola. She loves it. I’ve even noticed that she has more energy on her daily walks.

Black dog with bandana walking on a leash

The homemade dog food definitely isn’t as cheap as kibble, so the woman suggested I use some of the homemade food and add in other foods like scrambled eggs, sweet potatoes, and fruit. I started doing that, and then I bought a book about making homemade dog food and basically fell down a rabbit hole of research 🙂

I’ve dabbled in homemade dog food before, and  even shared a few recipes here on my blog, but never went as in-depth into analyzing the vitamins, minerals, etc. as I have lately, though.

From what I’ve learned so far, eggshell powder is a great source of calcium for dogs. Hence the reason why I’ve been hoarding egg shells, baking them, and pulverizing them in our blender!

Feed Your Best Friend Better By Rick WoodfordHomemade dog food with fruits and eggs

I will probably end up continuing to buy homemade food for Lola (I’m so happy to be able to support a local business here in Pittsburgh!) and also make some on my own. I’m having a lot of fun with it and Lola is definitely enjoying her new diet!

Black lab pitbull mix with homemade dog food

Now onto why I dipped my nose in milk.

I was making jalapeño orange chicken last week and I accidentally touched my nose after chopping jalapeños and it was burning within a few minutes. I tried to ignore the burning sensation, but to no avail.

After about fifteen minutes, I started to get desperate. I did some searching on Google and found that people who eat spicy food find relief from the burn by drinking milk. So my logical thought was to dip my nose in milk.

So I did. And it worked!

Have you found yourself doing anything unusual lately?